Environment

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Petróleo Brasileiro SA has applied to federal environmental agency Ibama to provide environmental protection services in exchange for wiping out all its fines for environmental offenses, the state-controlled oil company said late on Saturday. Tanks of Brazil’s state-run Petrobras oil company are seen in Brasilia, Brazil, August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei
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YASUNI PARK, Ecuador (Reuters) – The manager of state oil company Petroamazonas defended Ecuador’s plans to expand exploitation of major oil reserves in one of the world’s most species-diverse rainforests, saying it will ensure minimum environmental impact and use appropriate technology. A pier of Ecuador’s state oil company Petroamazonas is seen on the Tiputini river,
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore. FILE PHOTO: An employee makes a final inspection on panels during
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Chongqing Changan Automobile on Thursday said it would stop selling combustion-engine cars, starting 2025, and invest more than 100 billion yuan ($15.10 billion) by that time to advance its “new energy strategy”. Chongqing Changan is one of the first Chinese companies to commit to a total phase-out of petrol-engine cars. This
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LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) – At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal and another three in neighboring northwestern Spain on Sunday and Monday. Firefighters were battling 50 blazes in Portugal and a similar number in Spain. Portugal’s government asked for international help and declared a state of emergency in
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